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Summer Project - Replication of MBL loudspeaker 101mkII
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Old 30th June 2014, 11:15 PM   #71
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Summer Project - Replication of MBL loudspeaker 101mkII
The testing stage is officially here all problems that hindered me in making a very accurate, reliable, and fast speaker have been solved. This New build will be a test of all of this after that changes in materials and construction will be tested and results will be shown here along with a recording.
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Old 12th October 2014, 03:59 AM   #72
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Default New Build on the horizon

A new build utilizing all of the new processes is in the works. I will be sure to include a recording and measurements soon after.
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Old 12th October 2014, 10:02 PM   #73
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Old 16th October 2014, 12:15 AM   #74
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Thank you Karellan. The process is working great although I did find a few kinks that werent anticipated in real life assembly. This will no doubt be the best most accurate assembly. The first few test will show a difference within the same mid-range unit. changes in "additions" that will will show a before and after effect. The ones after will be a whole other mid-range with a design that should increase sensitivity.
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Old 17th October 2014, 03:36 AM   #75
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Part way through Only lamellas are attached no sealer yet.
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Old 17th October 2014, 09:46 PM   #76
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Further along the build Almost ready for a listen. Could it fool you?
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Old 18th October 2014, 03:34 PM   #77
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The seal between lamelas looks very good
Very good craftmanship.
How it is done? Some kind of EVA?
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Thank you karellan the amount of craftsmanship needed is insane. The amount of research and development needed to make a system to allow for the perfect alignment of all elements far exceeds it. No it is not EVA. It is in fact Neoprene foam. There are several tricks in building this thing that one only will truly know if they build it and research the heck out of it. The actual alignment system I use is in my opinion a little more "correct" than mbl. All from what I seen tells me they may be a little out of plumb so to speak.

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Old 18th October 2014, 04:13 PM   #79
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Very nice build quality.
Did you test each petal for equal tension under compression?
I would think any deviation would cause the coil to rock if they were not equal.

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Testing at every stage is crucial to know you will not end up with a messed up speaker. The most important thing to get all of the lamellas right and have to proper know how and equipment to place them. After that its simply a matter of careful hands. The speaker is finished there is a lag to when I post. Speaker has no apparent rock modes. only clean sound.

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